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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2013
  • pp: 2185–2187

Determination of flow orientation of an optically active turbulent field by means of a single beam

Gero Nootz, Weilin Hou, Fraser R. Dalgleish, and William T. Rhodes  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 13, pp. 2185-2187 (2013)

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The cross-flow orientation of an optically active turbulent field was determined by Fourier transforming the wander of a laser beam propagating in the ocean. A simple physical model for the measured effect is offered, and numerical simulations are performed. The simulations are in good agreement with measurements, validating the assumptions made in the model.

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OCIS Codes
(010.4450) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic optics
(010.7060) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Turbulence
(280.2490) Remote sensing and sensors : Flow diagnostics
(010.4455) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic propagation
(010.7295) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Visibility and imaging
(010.0280) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Remote sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: April 11, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 22, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 22, 2013
Published: June 18, 2013

Gero Nootz, Weilin Hou, Fraser R. Dalgleish, and William T. Rhodes, "Determination of flow orientation of an optically active turbulent field by means of a single beam," Opt. Lett. 38, 2185-2187 (2013)

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